Frequently Asked Questions
Qualifying for CHIP and Children’s Medicaid
The screening tool on this website tells me that my kids might qualify for CHIP. Does that mean you’ll approve my application?
I’m divorced. The court says I am supposed to provide health insurance for my kids, but I don’t have a job. Can I apply for CHIP/Children’s Medicaid for my children?
My children are 19 and 21 years old, but they still are full-time students. Can they still get CHIP coverage?
My husband lost his job and is getting unemployment benefits. Can I apply for CHIP/Children’s Medicaid while he is on unemployment? If so, how do I send proof of that income with the application?
My children have health insurance but the premiums and co-payments are really expensive. Can I sign them up for CHIP/Children’s Medicaid?
I’m 7 months pregnant. Can I apply for CHIP now so that when my baby is born she’ll be covered?
My children do not qualify for CHIP or Children’s Medicaid, but they need to see a doctor. What can I do?
I’ve looked at the CHIP income guidelines and I know our income is too high to qualify for the program. Do you know what other options we have for getting low-cost health insurance for our kids?
Questions about CHIP coverage
Would CHIP cover braces for my kids’ teeth?
What if I want to change my child’s CHIP health plan? Can I do that?
- Within the first 90 days from the time your child’s CHIP coverage starts;
- When you renew your child’s CHIP coverage; or
- If you move out of your CHIP service area.
Call CHIP/Children’s Medicaid toll-free at 1-800-964-2777.
I need dental insurance for my children. I noticed that CHIP has dental insurance, but also includes medical, which we do not need. Is there a way to get just the dental portion?
My baby is due in 7 months. Does CHIP offer coverage for my unborn child?
Questions about Children's Medicaid coverage
If I have a question about my children’s Medicaid services, who would I call?
You also can learn more about Medicaid coverage at the MyChildrensMedicaid.org website.